Partitioning and installation with two or more hard disks

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Partitioning and installation with two or more hard disks

Postby lanrun on Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:21 am

I have a PC with two SATA disks each on 500GB.
I now run dual boot XP and Mint 4.
I plan two change over to just Linux Mint and wonder how a reasonable partitioning scheme would be.

Is it possible to "stretch" a /home partition over two or more disks so that my /home partition could be about 950 GB?
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Re: Partitioning and installation with two or more hard disks

Postby Husse on Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:43 pm

http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php ... _partition
You can't mount two partitions in the same mountpoint (rather obvious) but you can mount a partition in several places
I would recommend in your case a root / partition of some 15 GB (as you have plenty of space) and a home of the same size
Then make a number of partitions that you mount in home - for Videos, mp3, photos and what have you
Unless you plan to hibernate let the sum of swap and RAM be some 3.2 GB, but have a swap in all cases as the kernel expects a swap
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